We received a letter stating that we would be switching from Barnett Management to Continental Management. We paid Continental and I called Barnett to confirm the change. I was blindsided by the summons and didn't realize I owed anything to Barnett as I was told to pay Continental. I never... View More
You have a defense of payment (Accord and Satisfaction). The HOA will assert that you were late in payment and never paid until the law firm was engaged and you received the complaint. The ability to demonstrate the timing of your payment will be critical to your defense.
I had an upcoming scheduled deposition on a case that was a guaranteed win. The plaintiff's attorney knew this and did not want to go to trial or come out of his pocket any further. He has simply been trying to get me to spend enough that settling is the better option.
You should immediately settle for the $2,000 if that offer is still on the table. It will cost you much more than $2,000 to defend the matter at trial. If Plaintiff recovers any amount of a judgment, he will be awarded attorney fees under employment discrimination fee shifting provisions. Most...View More
They have apologized but I want to keep this from every happening to any other pet or pet family. He was pure love and joy and our family is DEVASTATED. There was negligence and carelessness throughout and multiple times to catch it that were missed by trusted animal medical facility doctors and... View More
While your family was devastated by the loss of a pet, and you probably consider your pet to be part of the family. In Ohio, a pet is merely personal property and there is no emotional or other non-economical damages that can be recovered, absent circumstances that your post does not mention.
I recently purchased a home and decided to forgo a home inspection. The sellers did not disclose any foundation issues and a big selling point was that the basement was waterproofed. Upon moving in, we learned that part of the house is above a dirt crawlspace with no vapor barrier. One of the rooms... View More
The water hot water has been out since a week before Easter. They keep giving us the runaround. Our kids have not been able to take a bath we have a newborn we can’t warm up her bottles except in the microwave. We really need hot water. We’re spending money going to a hotel so the kids can... View More
Ohio Revised Code Section 5321.07 states that you should give written notice to your landlord at the place you normally pay rent. Given the severity of the issue you should ask that the matter be resolved in 7 to 10 days. If the landlord refuses to fix the condition, and you are current with your...View More
A Lien was purchased for forgotten half a year of property taxes. Rookie mistake. Taxes are now current and will stay that way. The Lien expires in 3yrs. We don't plan on moving for 5+yrs. Have no mortgage and own home outright. Should I go ahead and pay lien in full? Can third party llc... View More
Tax lien expires in 15 years. Interest rate negotiated on the tax certificate was probably 18%. In 15 years with interest the lien will be approximately $2100.00 and they will require you to pay Court costs and attorney fees to avoid the property going to Sheriff's Sale. It is not something...View More
I electronically filed a motion to stay with the court, and it was approved. This happened after the Plaintiff already had a Sheriff's auction and obtained my home, as well as they filed a Writ of Possession. If it was electronically filed and approved, does this mean that judge approved it or... View More
The homeowner maintains title in the real property until the Sheriff's Sale is confirmed. The right of the purchaser at sale to obtain a writ of possession is typically included in the decree of foreclosure. However, the order of confirmation is the mechanism that cuts off the...View More
R.C. 2909.07 No person shall ….. (3) Without privilege to do so, knowingly move, deface, damage, destroy, or otherwise improperly tamper with a bench mark, triangulation station, boundary marker, or other survey station, monument, or marker;
The original survey is the act of marking the...View More
Your declarations and by-laws will most likely address the issue of the retention pond. Most likely it is characterized as part of the common area. Your annual assessment should be based upon anticipated expenses and maintenance of the retention pond if defined as a common area would be included...View More
I have lived at my apartment for 7 years, paid my rent in full and on time the entirety of my time; they have filed an eviction notice on me for court on Feb. 7th. The manager called and stated that she made a mistake and to ignore the eviction papers from the sheriff but I received another... View More
Ohio law over the years has gone back and forth on the effect of cashing a check marked "paid in full". In 1996, R.C. 1303.40 established that cashing a check marked paid in full will extinguish the debt. Even though you have a pending lawsuit, you should not cash the check.
We are going to pay it off but what rights are there to include her name on the loan so the bank will have to answer her questions and give her details. Her will states that all assets go to her once the estate is settled in October. I understand that the Garn-St. Germain act prevents them from... View More
I just reviewed a few mortgages and the death of a borrower would not result in the acceleration of the loan under the terms of Ohio-Single Family Fannie/ Freddie Mac UNIFORM INSTRUMENT. Pursuant to 12 CFR 1024.38 a transfer as a result of death by will or operation of law results in a successor...View More
He never left my property. He is staying in a camper in my yard. We have no agreement of any kind yet he refuses to leave. I live in Ohio and need him gone. This is causing me terrible stress and raising my blood pressure. Do I have to evict him although there is no lease agreement?
Yes, you should evict him. He does not have a oral lease for a period of term. He is a person with no interest in the property and he can be served a three day notice and a complaint for forcible entry and detainer should be filed against him. If you call the police they will typically say it is...View More
I have not paid any money to the roofing company yet. I know Ohio has some type of Buyers Remorse Law. So, I am really just curious if I can just cancel this roofing contract without any legal ramifications?
Most likely the Home Solicitation Sales Act would apply, and it requires the contract to provide you with notice of your right to cancel. The contract should also provide you with a form Cancellation. Send that form in to cancel.
If no notice given then you can cancel at anytime, but...View More
The lender who hold the mortgage should treat you as a successor in interest and continue to accept payments on the mortgage from you as well as discuss loss mitigation options with you if you have fallen behind as a result of your husband's recent passing.
I had a HUD partial claim with NOVAD. I recently refinanced and my lender paid off the partial claim as part of the refinance. The title company advised me that the check was cashed by NOVAD on 10/25/2021. It is now 12/24/2021. I have not received any official correspondence from NOVAD or my lender... View More
Hi, I have a question regarding money given between family. My grandpa gave me around 3k to help with our back rent. There was no contract or anything signed between us. He just said, “pay it back when/if you can”. Now he passed away recently & his daughter is threatening to garnish my... View More
Your mother is not capable of executing any document. In order to transfer real property most likely a guardianship will have to be placed by the Probate Court. Your mother is in a nursing home, so unless the assets of your parents are already protected, they will be required to spend down their...View More
In my limited experience with Ohio's Medicaid recovery unit they made it appear that they would place a lien on the house but not attempt to execute on the lien until the title transfers through an estate or sale.
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